I’m a member of the ACR (American College of Radiology). One of their recent online postings is entitled: Choosing Wisely.
Number three (of ten things physicians and patients should question) is: “Avoid admission or preoperative chest X-rays for ambulatory patients with unremarkable history and physical exam.”
In only 2 percent of cases, will it make a difference in management.
Thirteen years ago, I was working on the queue of cases …